Information for the Fall 2021 semester was communicated to the Heidelberg community in the email dated August 2, 2021.
All members of the HU community will wear masks in indoor spaces, if not in a personal office space, and report daily health checks to monitor the community for symptoms of COVID-19.
Everyone must complete a Health Self-Evaluation before arriving on campus. Please click the appropriate form below.
- Everyone must complete a Health Self-Evaluation before arriving on campus. Please click the appropriate form below.
- All members of the HU community will wear masks in indoor spaces, if not in a personal office space, and report daily health checks to monitor the community for symptoms of COVID-19.
- The Office of Admission is open for visits on Monday through Friday. Visit start times are 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1PM and 2 PM. We are scheduling up to three families for each time slot.
- All visitors will be required to wear a facial covering during their campus visit. If you don't have one, you'll be supplied with a facial covering and asked to complete a quick Health Self-Evaluation form. Your visit will include a campus tour and sit-down with an admission counselor. Meeting with athletic coaches must be pre-arranged.
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- Athletics will follow all NCAA guidelines to safely participate in Division III competition. Updates will be posted when they become available.
- Members of the Heidelberg community and visitors attending athletic contests should be aware of the following new and existing protocols while on campus.
- All on-campus recreational facilities, including Saurwein Health & Wellness Center, are currently open to members of the Heidelberg community and Tiffin YMCA Members.
- Saurwein Health & Wellness Center fall hours begin August 18.
- Heidelberg will fully open our campus in August and resume classes and activities for the Fall 2021 semester. As with the recently concluded 2020-21 academic year, we will again offer two options for course delivery for the fall. Please see the email dated May 26, 2021 for more information.
- Classes in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 were delivered via a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, online, and combinations thereof. A variety of delivery modalities are again being employed this fall to enhance the safety and wellbeing of students and faculty alike. These include seated classes with physical distancing and facial coverings, hybrid seated-online classes with a rotating portion of the students attending the seated sessions, fully synchronous online classes, and fully asynchronous online classes. Academic departments and instructors, with guidance by the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Affairs, and Human Resources, determined the best modality for each course.
- Students, faculty, and staff will complete a brief health check form daily which includes a symptom screen, exposure screen, and a temperature report. Hand sanitizing stations have been distributed across campus. Disinfectant spray and paper towels will be provided for surface cleaning before and/or after class. The Krammes staff will deep clean academic rooms daily.
- The HYPE Career Ready & Placement Office is located in the Office of Student Engagement located on the third floor of Campus Center.
- HYPE Day Keynote Speakers are scheduled to be back in person for Fall 2021! Physical distancing and masking rules will be observed for the live HYPE Keynote Speaker presentations. Alternative speaker arrangements will be made for remote students.
- HYPE Day sessions will also be offered on campus with a select number of sessions available online. All physical distancing and masking rules will apply to on-campus HYPE sessions.
- More information for current students on the HYPE Career Ready® Program can be found on Inside Heidelberg.
- Dining facilities are open, but students will eat with their “family units," during the fall semester. See the email dated August 15, 2021 for fall hours.
- As of now, once Hoernemann Refectory reaches capacity, students and guests will be permitted to enter on a first come, first serve basis.
- With the use of campus approved signage, new traffic flow patterns and stanchions, we strongly believe we can successfully accommodate all CDC, Ohio Department of Health and Seneca County recommendations.
- All Parkhurst Team Members will complete a COVID-19 Safety and Sanitation course before returning to work. In addition to our regular cleaning schedule each table will be completely cleaned, disinfected and sanitized after each sitting as well as disinfecting high traffic touch points every 15 minutes.
- Operational changes were implemented starting for the start of the fall semester. All salt, pepper and napkins have returned to the tables. Rolled silverware is available by request if you are using the take-out option. Some stations have returned to self-serve, others will remain served, including the salad bar. For now beverages will remain self-serve with an attendant wiping high touch points every 15 minutes.
- The Berg Bistro 1850 will remain closed. All your Bistro favorites will be available for take-out only by using the GET mobile App. Pick-ups for those items are available at the Hoernemann Entrance by the register.
- Until further notice the Miller Hall entrance to Hoernemann will remain closed and used as an exit only. Entrance to Hoernemann is through The HeidelBean!
- A late night dining option has been added to Hoernemann this term from 8:30 PM to 10 PM featuring CINCO CANTINA, beverages and desserts
- Follow Parkhurst Dining Heidelberg social media for the latest news, changes or pop-ups.
- Common spaces are being de-densified as much as possible. Lounges, Laundry Rooms, and any other public spaces will identify Heidelberg protocols so students are constantly reminded of safety features.
- Occupancy in residence halls will remain the same as we usually house students.
- Overnight guests are not permitted in the Residence Halls.
- 3-foot distancing is required in all areas.
- Facial coverings are required unless you are in your own room.
- CSC Serviceworks has provided best Laundry Room physical distancing practices.
- Please see the list of What to Bring to the Residence Halls for more information on items allowed.
- Classrooms will be cleaned and sanitized once/day.
- Sanitizing cleaner is available in classrooms.
- All employees and visitors entering our buildings must complete the Self-Evaluation Form for COVID-19 symptoms and possible exposure.
- Common areas and frequently touched surfaces are being cleaned daily. Cleaning supplies will be available, and employees are encouraged to clean and disinfect their personal workspaces throughout the workday.
- Hand sanitizer is provided throughout offices and buildings. Employees are welcome to bring their own hand sanitizer. A product with at least 60% alcohol content is recommended.
- All students and employees were asked to sign the Heidelberg Pledge of Healthy and Safety.
- Students have access to counseling services while classes are in session. The Stoner Health and Counseling Center does not provide counseling services during summer and winter breaks.
- For health services, the health center will continue to utilize telemedicine visits and provide students with options for telemedicine or telephone consults when appropriate. In particular, students with conditions placing them at higher risk for complications from COVID-19 should be encouraged to seek care via telemedicine.
- Face to face visits are reserved for cases where telemedicine is inappropriate (e.g. physical exam, non-URI illnesses like dermatological concerns, and others that require specimen collection – urine, blood).
- All students will complete COVID-19 screening at the initiation of each encounter.
- All patients are to wear facial coverings at all times while in Stoner Health & Counseling Center.
- No visitors to accompany patients.
- No upper respiratory visits in the office; telemedicine where appropriate or referral to off-campus Urgent Care.
- Counseling will continue to utilize telemental health via Google Meet with BAA, with the exception of those highly acute clients who meet criteria. Face to face visits will be limited to students requiring crisis counseling, counseling for students unable to access telemental health, or other circumstances whereby the mental health professional believes an in-person visit carries significant benefit. All workshops, mindfulness, group therapy and other programs will be virtual.
- You may reach out to the Stoner Health & Counseling Center on campus at 419-448-2041. Students should call the Stoner Health & Counseling Center before going, if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 novel coronavirus.
- Janelle Baldosser, Director of Stoner Health & Counseling Center: jbaldoss [at] heidelberg.edu, 419-448-2042
- Chris Abrams, Dean of Student Affairs: cabrams [at] heidelberg.edu, 419-448-2062
- Julie Arnold, Director of Intercultural Student Affairs: jarnold3 [at] heidelberg.edu, 419-448-2953
- Bryan Smith, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost: bsmith3 [at] heidelberg.edu
Last updated: August 27, 2021, 4:20 PM EST.